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The Week Ahead in Washington

Next week House Democrats will act on their campaign pledge to overhaul elections, ethics and campaign finance laws, with a floor vote on H.R. 1, their wide-ranging measure on the issue. The measure would expand voting times, registration, campaign finance disclosures, and government ethics rules, and was introduced in response to concerns about conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump’s administration, foreign interference in U.S. elections, and election administration in […]

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DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 2019

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear to be new items not far over in the horizon here in 2019. Read more […]

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Outlook: Higher Education Reauthorization

The 116th Congress will pick up where the 115th left off after failing to find a compromise on student aid, federal loans, and data sharing in higher education legislation. Negotiations between Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and ranking member, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on a higher education overhaul stalled last spring. A House bill (H.R. 4508) was approved by the House Committee on Education and Labor but did not receive enough […]

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October 2018 Southwestern Update

Arizona The mood of Voters heading into Midterm Elections In a poll by Suffolk University/Arizona Republic, 500 likely Arizona voters were asked: Approval or Disapproval of the job by Donald Trump. – 47.6% approve while 48.2% disapprove. Virtually a tie with 4.2% undecided. Do Voters aim to send a message to Trump? – 39.8% want to change Trump’s direction; 39.6% support Trump’s direction; and 15.8% do not factor this into […]

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